When you’re young, your skin is firm, hydrated, and supported by collagen and elastin. This means that, even when you smile or frown and your skin creases, it can bounce back right away. As you age, however, your skin has less collagen and elastin and it can start to create permanent creases in areas such as your forehead, in between your eyebrows, and around the eyes.
While this is all part of the natural aging process, at Luxxe Wellness & Beauty, we understand that it can make some people feel self-conscious. Many people even feel like their skin doesn’t match the energy and youthfulness that they feel on the inside. Botox injections are one way to help smooth out dynamic wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance. We offer Botox in San Antonio, TX and we would love to schedule a consultation with you.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Botox is something called a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators are substances that, when injected into the skin or muscles, cause the muscles in the area to relax. Botox is made from the botulinum toxin and is one of the most widely used and trusted botulinum toxin products on the market today. When botox treatments are injected by an experienced and trained specialist, you can achieve very subtle and natural-looking results.
Where Can Botox Be Used?
Botox is most effective when used on dynamic wrinkles. These are the lines that develop when you make facial expressions. Expressions such as sadness and anger can cause verticle lines to form between the eyebrows. After smiling and laughing for many years, you may start to see crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. Forehead lines can develop after using the muscles in your eyebrows. Botox injections are FDA approved for use in all of these areas.
What Are the Benefits of Botox?
It is Minimally Invasive
One of the best benefits of Botox is that it’s a minimally invasive treatment. It can be a great option for someone who doesn’t want to undergo cosmetic surgery or other more invasive treatments to help get rid of dynamic wrinkles.
There’s No Downtime
While the results of resurfacing and facelift procedures can be more permanent, one of the downsides is the recovery time that is needed after the procedure. With Botox, there’s no downtime. Simply come in for your appointment and leave a short time later. Apart from some redness or swelling at the injection site, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t immediately return to your day.
It Is a Versatile Treatment
Botox injections are a very versatile treatment. Not only can this treatment be used in many different areas of the face, but it can also be used both as a preventative treatment and as a treatment to reduce existing lines. Many of our younger patients use it to keep lines from forming on the forehead or next to the eyes.
It Can Be Mixed With Other Treatments
Since the lines that are best served by Botox are dynamic lines, we may recommend combining Botox with other treatments. Every situation is different, so it’s important to schedule a consultation with us and discuss all of the options that we have in our clinic.
It Is Long-Lasting
While the results from Botox are temporary and will wear off after some time, most people can go anywhere from four to six months before needing additional Botox treatments. Scheduling treatments twice a year is often enough for many people to maintain their smooth and youthful appearance.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Botox
Out Botox treatments start long before we begin the injections. We want to get a full picture of the goals you have for your treatment. We make sure you’re a good candidate by spending plenty of time with you in a personalized consultation. You can always feel free to bring up any concerns that you have at this time so you can feel fully confident when the day for your treatment arrives.
During the treatment, we’ll cleanse your face to get it ready for the injection. We may apply a numbing cream to help make the injections more comfortable. We will map out the exact areas for injection. The treatments are typically well tolerated, but we’ll stay in communication with you to make sure you’re comfortable.
You may be able to see results in as little as 24 hours, but this can be different for every patient. The best way to know what to expect is to have a consultation with us.
There is no downtime or recovery time with Botox treatments, but you’ll want to take care of your skin in the hours and days after your injections. You’ll want to avoid touching or rubbing the area in the hours after the treatment. We may also recommend staying away from vigorous exercise or too much sun exposure.
Botox in San Antonio, TX
Even if you have a great skincare routine that keeps your skin moisturized and protected from the sun, it can still start to show signs of aging. Wrinkles and lines in the skin are something that most people experience as their skin loses some of its collagen and elastin. Botox treatments are a well-established way to minimize the appearance of these lines and wrinkles. If you have frown lines, crow’s feet, or lines on your forehead, we would love to help. At Luxxe Wellness & Beauty, Botox is just one of the many treatments that we offer to patients in San Antonio, TX. Set up a consultation with us today by calling or filling out a form online.